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Suspended sentence imposed in aggravated armed robbery case

This matter involved a client charged with a serious offence of aggravated armed robbery. The allegation was that the client robbed a service station whilst armed with a replica firearm. On receiving the materials from the client, it was clear that the offence, whilst serious, was towards the lower end of the scale. A review of the CCTV material revealed that the client had no…

Spent conviction imposed in high-range drink driving case

This matter involved a client charged with ‘driving under the influence of alcohol’, which is an offence requiring a breathalyzer reading of or in excess of .150 BAC. The client was also charged with exceeding the speed limit by 32 km/hr. The client had no record and required a clear record in order to pursue their intended future career. We recommended the client engage in…

Suspended sentence imposed and juvenile justice principles applied in historical sexual offending case

This matter involved very lengthy proceedings against the client, who was originally charged with sexual offences that occurred over a decade prior. We acted for the client from the moment they were charged, all the way to the conclusion of the matter some three years later. The police originally charged the client as an adult, however it was clear that there was a strong likelihood…

Not Guilty: client acquitted following only 20 minutes of jury deliberations

This recent case involved our representation of a client over a period of several years. Initially charged with an offence of sexual penetration without consent, we acted for the client from early in the Magistrates Court stage. We progressed the matter towards trial, and in the process of doing so, the complainant made an allegation the client had breached their bail by coming too close…

2 x Indecent assault reduced to a single charge; spent conviction order imposed

This recent case involved the client originally being charged with two offences of indecent assault. The charges arose from an incident at a music festival and involved two complainants. Following receipt of the disclosure, it was clear one of the complainant’s accounts lacked credibility, and appeared to have been introduced in an attempt to add weight to the other complainant’s account. We presented a plea…

Appeal allowed: fine and costs order reduced, spent conviction order imposed

In this Single Judge Appeal matter, we acted for the appellant who had originally been charged with an offence of feeding birds without using a rodent-proof receptacle. This obscure law was pursuant to the Council’s local laws, and carried a maximum penalty of $1,000. The appellant had been self-represented in the original Magistrates Court proceedings. In the Magistrates Court, the appellant sent in a letter…

2 x indecent assault downgraded to 1 x common assault; spent conviction order imposed

In this case we acted in a matter involving two counts of indecent assault. The allegations related to an incident involving a security guard who was working at a large festival on their first shift. There were two separate complainants. We progressed the matter to trial and obtained an order for disclosure. It was apparent from the disclosure evidence that there were significant deficiencies in…

Spent convictions x 2 imposed in trespass and optical surveillance device case

In this case the firm acted for a client charged with trespass, and use of an optical surveillance device. The client had no criminal record and was of impeccable character. The allegations related to an awkward situation involving the client accidentally entering the wrong bathroom at a shopping centre, and becoming stuck there upon realising their mistake. The client used their mobile phone briefly to…

4 x Indecent assault reduced to a single charge; spent conviction order imposed

In this case the firm acted for a client charged with four counts of indecent assault. The charges involved serious allegations of the client indecently slapping the victim repeatedly over the course of numerous incidents. The client worked full-time on a fly-in, fly-out basis and had never been charged or convicted of a criminal offence. On receipt of the materials, it was apparent that the…

2 x Charges dropped and spent conviction imposed in Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm case

In this recent case our client was charged with three offences of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm. The charges related to alleged instances of assault occurring between the client and their child on three separate occasions. Unfortunately, there were repeated instances where the parent was required to discipline the child and the allegations had arose in the context of such discipline. On receipt of the…

Spent conviction and fine imposed in District Court cannabis dealing case

In this recent case we acted for a client who faced numerous charges relating to a vehicle search. The police stopped the client and their partner and searched the car under the weapons act, due to the partner’s recent convictions for weapons offences. Inside the car, 78 cannabis plants were found along with numerous weapons including a firearm. The police charged both persons with the…

Not guilty: client acquitted of historical sexual offence allegations

In this recent case our client was charged with sexual offences relating to a complainant that the client babysat on several occasions some 22 years ago at the time of trial. The complainant and various members of her family had given statements against the client out of the blue, and some 18 years after the alleged offences. We represented the client from the Magistrates Court…

2 x Aggravated Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm downgraded to 1 x Common assault; fine imposed

In a recent case our client was charged with two offences of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm. The charges related to a brawl in a shopping centre between owners of different stores within the shopping centre. There were numerous parties involved, including a co-accused and multiple complainants. The police alleged that our client was a principal offender for each of the charges, and our client…

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